one-man rule

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n one-man rule a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
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Usage

In literature:

But when one man sues another for money damages, the rulings are drawn finer and matters must be proved.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
One reason is that he knows how to rule the man of colour for he does it with fairness and firmness.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
If you have only the share of a boat, the rule is that one man takes the stern up till lunch, and the other after it.
"Scotch Loch-Fishing" by AKA Black Palmer, William Senior
Therefore, as a rule, no man can have more than one wife without robbing his neighbor.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
Man needs a rule for his will, and will invent one if one be not given him.
"The Will to Believe" by William James
One of the most important is that the woman rules the man.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
The exceptions to this rule are but few; strictly speaking, indeed, I should except only one young man.
"Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863" by Adam Gurowski
As a rule, the Captain-General comes out to Cuba a poor man, and returns a rich one, however brief his term of office.
"Due South or Cuba Past and Present" by Maturin M. Ballou
Dad Patten was a pleasant man, quiet and given to few words, but he was the one who ruled, and no one else gave orders.
"The Merriweather Girls and the Mystery of the Queen's Fan" by Lizette M. Edholm
Their political system, almost from the beginning of empire, was ruled absolutely by a small assembly or by one man.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 2" by Various
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In poetry:

Of the million or two, more or less,
I rule and possess,
One man, for some cause undefined,
Was least to my mind.
"Instans Tyrannus" by Robert Browning
ONE-MAN-ONE-VOTE! The cry is growing stronger!
ONE-MAN-ONE-VOTE! It echoes o’er the wave!
ONE-MAN-ONE-VOTE! The Wealthy dead no longer
Shall rule us through their children from the grave!
"One-Man-One-Vote" by Henry Lawson
ONE-MAN-ONE-VOTE! We’re waking from our slumbers—
ONE-MAN-ONE-VOTE! To rule the fields we farmed!
If thus we triumph with diminished numbers,
What will the triumph be when all are armed?
"One-Man-One-Vote" by Henry Lawson
ONE-MAN-ONE-VOTE! There’s lightning in the thunder!
ONE-MAN-ONE-VOTE! The reign of Greed is o’er!
ONE-MAN-ONE-VOTE! The cursed Vote of Plunder
Shall rule the plundered slaves of earth no more.
"One-Man-One-Vote" by Henry Lawson
For the Greeks the love of beauty, for Rome of ruling; for the
present age the passionate love of discovery;
But in one noble passion we are one; and Washington, Luther,
Tacitus, Aeschylus, one kind of man.
"Shine, Republic" by Robinson Jeffers

In news:

Denmark is clamping down on sperm donor rules, after one man passed on a rare genetic disease to at least five babies.
Denmark is clamping down on sperm donor rules, after one man passed on a rare genetic disorder to at least five babies.
One small tax haven , the Isle of Man, has already conformed to OECD rules, which may pressure others to comply.
A young man with a political pedigree is one of few Republicans publicly criticizing US Rep Scott DesJarlais and says he won't rule out making a primary election run in the 4th District.
One of several offseason roster deadlines arrived tonight at midnight, when teams must set their 40-man rosters for next month's Rule 5 draft.
DC Comics will retain its rights to Superman after a judge ruled Wednesday that the heirs of one of the superhero's co-creators signed away their ability to reclaim copyrights to the Man of Steel roughly 20 years ago.
"The performers and entertainers are what people come to see" at the beach, one homeless man critical of the new curfew rule said.
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In science:

However, whereas the case of weighted voters is settled by a full dichotomy for MAN I PULAT ION for scoring rules , so far, for unweighted voters we are only aware of one NP-hardness result for a specially constructed scoring rule .
Towards a Dichotomy for the Possible Winner Problem in Elections Based on Scoring Rules
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